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Subject:  Re: Poll: Visit USA: Yes or No? Date:  10/16/2001  3:51 PM
Author:  EditorialWe Number:  53401 of 883660

The problem with all news outlets, not just CNN, is that they don't really have enough hard news to fill up the time they've alloted to cover the ongoing terrorist crisis, so we get anthrax, anthrax, anthrax till the cows come home. Also, fear sells. Always has, always will. Get people interested in the possibility that their mail might kill them and they will watch your coverage with *great attention.*

Yes, life is going on quite as normal in most places in the U.S. The tourism industry, of course, is staggering. Had I the money to take a vacation right now, I would totally do it - fewer crowds.

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